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Michael R.

Seattle, WA

$60/hr

I teach learning through understanding rather than fact memorization

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I teach learning through understanding rather than fact memorization

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I have taught over a dozen quarters of organic chemistry lab at the University of Washington during the course of my graduate education. I also have eight years of experience doing top-level research chemistry in some of the finest institutions.

Most of my experience is in organic synthesis and pharmaceutical chemistry, but also inorganic synthesis: working on a project to store hydrogen for the hydrogen car. I have published work in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

My academic knowledge is deep in human biology and reaches to the furthest extent possible in chemistry. I have received many compliments on my teaching from the support staff at UW; they were continually surprised at the knowledge and composure exhibited by my students.

I am now half-way through a medical education at Bastyr University, studying to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. I am sociable and a good person.

In teaching, I start by developing an understanding of the fundamental concepts and build knowledge off of this foundation. Problem solving is much easier thinking through the principals involved, rather than through the memorization of formulas along with their application.

I also council on test-taking strategies, and assist with personal/professional development. I am understanding, easy-going, and difficult to frustrate.

Since I'm in school, I can also meet at places in the Kenmore area.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Organic Chemistry

I got my master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Washington. I've done 2 internships with Pfizer doing organic process chemistry. I also got perfect grades in my organic chemistry classes as an undergraduate.

Michael’s Resources

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Struggling with your chemistry? Need a refresher or some study assistance to help you prepare for finals? Pick up a quick study session to help you get a better grade or assure yourself a 4.0! Time is running out to improve your knowledge, so jump start your finals study sessions today! Contact me for end of the quarter specials! Good Luck with your Learning!

Michigan State University
Chemistry
University of Washington
Master's
Bastyr University - Naturopathic Doctor
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Chemistry)

University of Washington (Master's)

Bastyr University - Naturopathic Doctor (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98122.


About Michael

I have taught over a dozen quarters of organic chemistry lab at the University of Washington during the course of my graduate education. I also have eight years of experience doing top-level research chemistry in some of the finest institutions.

Most of my experience is in organic synthesis and pharmaceutical chemistry, but also inorganic synthesis: working on a project to store hydrogen for the hydrogen car. I have published work in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

My academic knowledge is deep in human biology and reaches to the furthest extent possible in chemistry. I have received many compliments on my teaching from the support staff at UW; they were continually surprised at the knowledge and composure exhibited by my students.

I am now half-way through a medical education at Bastyr University, studying to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. I am sociable and a good person.

In teaching, I start by developing an understanding of the fundamental concepts and build knowledge off of this foundation. Problem solving is much easier thinking through the principals involved, rather than through the memorization of formulas along with their application.

I also council on test-taking strategies, and assist with personal/professional development. I am understanding, easy-going, and difficult to frustrate.

Since I'm in school, I can also meet at places in the Kenmore area.

Education

Michigan State University
Chemistry
University of Washington
Master's
Bastyr University - Naturopathic Doctor
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Chemistry)

University of Washington (Master's)

Bastyr University - Naturopathic Doctor (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98122

Michael’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Michael’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Michael. View all of Michael’s resources

Struggling with your chemistry? Need a refresher or some study assistance to help you prepare for finals? Pick up a quick study session to help you get a better grade or assure yourself a 4.0! Time is running out to improve your knowledge, so jump start your finals study sessions today! Contact me for end of the quarter specials! Good Luck with your Learning!


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